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- U.S. Office of War Information, Overseas Branch
Shows life in an American town, Madison, Indiana, and explains the democratic characteristics of the social and civic life of the people.
Ken Smith sez: A typical American town (Madison, Indiana) is presented as a kind of utopia in this odd little film. The narrator sings the praises of "his majesty, the common man" as he continually reminds us that hayseed Madison is a kind of heaven on earth, filled with "respect for the other man's point of view," and with plenty of room for "initiative" and "enterprise." In Madison, we're told, "the chief interest is in human beings," and each of its citizens is given equal opportunity to become "better citizens of the world."
worth noting: There are some nice images from a farmÑa woman and a man picking tobacco and a farm wife carrying a basket of eggs along a fence, but they're very short.(3:94:15)
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Nice driving POV of Main Street in Madison, Indiana. We pass the "Fashion Shop" and various other businesses. There's a 20 MPH speed limit sign and parked cars.
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Good pan of kids running around on a playground in front of a school. They look very forties.
America town Madison Indiana Towns (U.S.) World War II (U.S., homefront) Sternberg, Josef von (director) Main Streets Streets (Main)
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Subject: Pleasant Documentary About A Mid Western Town
Subject: The Town
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Subject: Our Town
Subject: My home Town
Subject: Public town, secret ballot
Subject: usa during w.war2